Parker's Double-Double Pushes Men's Basketball Past Hartford, 98-89

Parker's Double-Double Pushes Men's Basketball Past Hartford, 98-89

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The Sacred Heart University men's basketball team defeated visiting University of Hartford, 98-89, Tuesday night on Coach Bike Court at the Pitt Center. The victory improves the Pioneers to 3-4 on the year, while the Hawks fall to 2-6.

SHU had six players score in double figures and shot 58.6 percent from the field to earn the win. Sean Hoehn led the Pioneers with a team-high 22 points, while Cameron Parker added 12 points and 10 assists for the first double-double of his collegiate career.

SCORE  

SHU 98 / Hartford 89  

RECORDS

SHU (3-4) (0-0 NEC) | Hartford (2-6) (0-0 America East)

LOCATION

Coach Bike Court at the Pitt Center / Fairfield, Conn.

PIONEERS STATISTICAL LEADERS

  • Points: Hoehn 22, Spellman 15, LaRose 14, Parker 12

  • Rebounds: LaRose 9, Anosike 6, Radz 5, Spellman 5

  • Assists: Parker 10, Hoehn 5, Clarke 4

  • Steals: Parker 2, Hoehn 1

  • Blocks: Spellman 3, LaRose 1

FIRST HALF

  • A nip and tuck opening portion of the game saw Hartford hold a 21-18 lead, 9:14 into the game

  • SHU responded by going on a 17-2 run to take a 35-23 lead with 6:28 remaining in the first half

  • Hartford outscored SHU 18-14 the rest of the half, but SHU took a 49-41 lead into the break

  • The first-half featured eight lead changes and four ties

SECOND HALF

  • After Hartford cut the SHU lead to 56-49, Hoehn nailed a three-pointer to push the Pioneer lead to 59-49 with 17:07 remaining in regulation

  • After a Hartford basket cut the Pioneers' lead to 63-57, SHU went on a 13-2 run to increase its lead to 76-59 with 6:17 remaining in the contest

  • Hartford pushed for a late comeback attempt, cutting the deficit to as close as 92-86 with 41 seconds left in regulation

  • The Pioneers went 8-for-8 from the free throw line in the final minute to close the contest, with Parker going 6-for-6.

NOTES

  • The Pioneers had six players score in double-figures (Hoehn 22, Spellman 15, LaRose 14, Parker 12, Clarke 11, Pfaffenberger)

  • Hoehn led the way with a team-high 22 points

  • Hoehn has tallied double-figure points in all seven of SHU's contests

  • Cameron Parker's 12 points and 10 assists gave him his first double-double of his collegiate career

  • Parker is the first Pioneer player to record a double-double with points and assists since Phil Gaetano dropped 15 points and 10 assists against LIU Brooklyn on Feb. 28, 2015

  • Parker has totaled two 10+ assist performances this season as he recorded 14 in a win against Western New England earlier this season

  • Jare'l Spellman's 15 points was one off his career-high

  • Spellman totaled three blocks in the contest and now has recorded three or more blocks in five of SHU's seven games

  • Kinnon LaRose tallied 14 points and a team-high nine rebounds

  • LaRose has scored in double-figures in three-straight games

  • Zach Pfaffenberger tied his career-high of 10 points in the win

  • Pfaffenberger went a perfect 5-for-5 from the floor

UPCOMING GAME

Sacred Heart will be back in action on Thursday, Nov. 29, when the Pioneers travel to take on Boston College at 7 p.m. in Chestnut Hill, Mass.